Category Archives: Literacy Back

Early literacy in the west

Did you hear about the Western Downs Language to Literacy Conference, held in May this year? On a cool weekend back in autumn, early childhood professionals from near and far, representing libraries, early childhood centres, schools, health and other organisations came to Dalby to learn, share and discuss all things early literacy. A motivated group … Read more

Tumble Book Library has titles in Spanish and French

Tumble Book Library logo

Tumble Book Library is a database especially for children and available for free for all Queensland public libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres and State Library of Queensland members. Tumblebooks is another great featured resource for Queensland Multicultural Month with more than 120 ebooks in Spanish and French. There are over 1000 titles for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture … Read more

Press Reader – another Queensland Multicultural Month resource

Press Reader displayed on a mobile phone screen

There are more resources available at State Library of Queensland than Languages other than English (LOTE) to help your library and IKC members get into Queensland Multicultural Month this August. Become a State Library member for online access to Press Reader; a digital newspaper distribution and publishing operator with thousands of recent top newspapers and magazines, … Read more

First 5 Forever to continue

In today’s 2018/19 budget, the State Government announced $20 million over four years for the successful First 5 Forever initiative — an ongoing partnership between State Library of Queensland, public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across the state. This is fantastic news as First 5 Forever continues to grow. In its first three years, … Read more

Educational technology: education outreach programs (Part 3)

Emily delivering coding session at a school

In this three part blog series ‘Educational Technology’, Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion, Emily de la Pena answers her question, ‘If I had $2000 to spend on educational technology, what would I buy to get the most out of it?’ Emily has been visiting regional libraries around Queensland delivering coding and robotics training to library … Read more